Delivery

  • Stuttgart/Isny, Apr 30, 2015 - Double anniversary for Schüle Reisen. The company from Isny has taken delivery of its 50th Setra bus since 1965 in the guise of an S 516 HD. At the same time, this was the 500th ComfortClass 500 to be supplied by Setra to a customer in Germany. Featuring the latest safety systems, the three-axle coach offers accommodation for 50 passengers in comfortably upholstered seats.
  • Stuttgart/Gmunden, Jan 23, 2015 - The Austrian company Stern & Hafferl Verkehrs-gesellschaft m.b.H., based in Gmunden near Linz, is expanding its fleet with 21 new Setra MultiClass 400 rural-service buses. 14 model S 415 UL business rural-service buses and seven model S 417 UL business buses will be deployed on regular service routes in the Steyr/Kremstal region. The family business, one of the largest private transport companies in the province, had previously won the tender put out across Europe by the Upper Austrian public authorities.
  • Stuttgart/Trutnov, Oct 31, 2014 - Czech coach company Casia Tour & Transport has added a Setra TopClass 500 touring coach to its fleet. The three-axle S 517 HDH is the first vehicle in the current generation of Setra touring coaches to be delivered to the Czech Republic.
  • Stuttgart/Mannheim, Oct 2, 2014 - The team of the ice hockey club "Adler Mannheim" has a new team bus in the form of an S 431 DT. Holger Schmidt, owner of "Holger Tours GmbH" and of the Setra TopClass 400 double-decker bus, took delivery of the Euro VI luxury bus to the sound of cheers from club supporters who had travelled with him to the Setra customer centre.
  • Wien/Ybbs an der Donau, Sep 18, 2014 - Mitterbauer Reisen & Logistik GmbH in Ybbs an der Donau, Lower Austria, has added an S 517 HDH of the Setra TopClass 500 series to its fleet. The long-established company collected its first Setra in the guise of an S 9 from Ulm back in 1966, since when it has operated buses belonging to all of the brand's model series.
  • Neu-Ulm/Koge (Denmark), Aug 27, 2014 - EvoBus Danmark A/S in the Zeeland seaport of Koge on the Koge Bugt, south of Copenhagen, has completed a significant order for ten luxury touring coaches (Setra S 517 HDH). The first six units of this order have been delivered in Neu-Ulm. Under the leadership of the largest company, Papuga Bus A/S, three Danish bus operators have come together.
  • Stuttgart/Bad Endbach, Aug 13, 2014 - Becker-Reisen GmbH & Co. KG based in Bad Endbach near Marburg is celebrating a notable milestone in the guise of an S 516 HD. The touring coach from the ComfortClass 500 is the 100th new Setra vehicle to be added to the Hessian company's fleet, which now comprises some 54 coaches.
  • Stuttgart/Münsingen, Jun 11, 2014 - In taking delivery of its first S 516 HDH, Heideker Reisen GmbH becomes the first coach company in the south of Germany to acquire a Setra TopClass 500. For managing director Richard Heideker who only uses coaches made by the Ulm-based brand on his exclusive tours, there was never any question of not treating passengers to the benefits of the next generation of Setra vehicles: "It was clear to me early on that the new flagship would take pride of place in our fleet."
  • Kloten/Windisch, Jun 6, 2014 - Eurobus, the largest private coach operator in Switzerland, has expanded its fleet with the addition of six touring coaches from the Setra ComfortClass 500. The three-axle S 516 HD models, each fitted with 49 seats, are to be deployed on long-distance tours throughout Europe.
  • Stuttgart/Vasto, May 28, 2014 - An S 517 HDH crowns the celebrations marking the 80-year anniversary of the "Di Fonzo" coach company based in the Adriatic seaport of Vasto. The luxury three-axle coach is also the first Setra TopClass 500 vehicle to be delivered to Italy.
  • Vienna/Judenburg, May 16, 2014 - Austrian company Tieber GmbH has added a very special Setra coach to its fleet of vehicles in the guise of its first S 516 HDH model. It is also the first vehicle from the new TopClass 500 series to be delivered in Austria. For company owner Peter Tieber is was an easy choice. But while not wasting any time in sealing the perfect deal with his signature, he did not do so without due consideration: "The TopClass 500 ties in perfectly with our company philosophy."
  • Neu-Ulm , May 9, 2014 - Just a few days after the start of production (SOP) of the new Setra TopClass 500 at the EvoBus plant in Neu-Ulm, the first series production vehicle of the model series has been delivered to French customer Groupe Lacroix based in Beauchamp near Paris. Measuring 14,165 mm in length, the silver-coloured flagship S 517 HDH model from the TopClass 500 series immediately turns heads thanks to its attractively designed paint finish featuring the company's slogan: "Lacroix - L‘Innovation dans la mobilité" (Lacroix – Innovating mobility).
  • Visp (Wallis)/Neu-Ulm, Mar 21, 2014 - Swiss tour operator "Zerzuben Touristik AG" from Visp, in the Valais region, has taken delivery of the first of a total of 15 Setra touring coaches in Neu-Ulm. This major order for four S 431 DT double-decker buses and 11 ComfortClass 500 type S 515 HD touring coaches represents the first large-scale order of 2014 for Setra.
  • Stuttgart/Frankfurt, Jul 12, 2013 - Their route is Prague to Bratislava, or even further to Budapest. By introducing three touring coaches from the new ComfortClass 500, Deutsche Touring GmbH is opening a new chapter in international long-distance service.
  • Stuttgart/Horw, Jul 10, 2013 - On taking delivery of two coaches from the Setra ComfortClass 500, Gössi Carreisen AG from Horw near Lucerne has set a new tone for its fleet of vehicles. Managing Director Marco Gössi and his wife took the opportunity afforded by the official handover of two S 515 HD models at the Customer Center in Neu-Ulm to pay tribute to the move over to the new bus generation with a very personal touch of their own. In front of their accompanying guests, the couple named one of the two vehicles after their daughter Joline, who was born just a few weeks ago.
  • Schuby / Neu-Ulm, Jun 28, 2013 - If this example catches on, cycling may well be in for a new unexpected boom in Germany. Mathias Bölck (42), co-owner of the bus company of the same name in Schuby (district of Schleswig-Flensburg) set off all on his own on an 894-kilometre cycling trip which took eight days (plus one rest day) in order to collect his new Setra in person at the customer center in Neu-Ulm.
  • Stuttgart/Wien, Jun 19, 2013 - New buses with a new company design. True to its guiding principle that everyone has goals (“Weil jeder Ziele hat”), the Viennese bus company “Blaguss” has reinforced its claim to operate exclusive and innovative touring coaches by investing in the S 515 HD. The Vienna-based large fleet operator decided to introduce a change of generation with the two-axle vehicle and took delivery of its first vehicle in the new Setra ComfortClass 500.
  • Stuttgart, Jun 14, 2013 - It is the largest order which the Setra Bus and Coach unit has ever received from Sweden. The bus brand of Stuttgart-based Daimler AG is to deliver 65 vehicles from the Setra MultiClass 400 series for use on school and regular bus services in the Scandinavian country. Delivery of the two-axle S 416 UL and three-axle S 417 UL for the region of Region Kronoberg extends over a ten-year period, with the first buses being delivered in June 2013.
  • Stuttgart/Nidderau, May 17, 2013 - The route that their new coach would take on its maiden journey had been determined long before the German bus operator "Schäfer Reisen" took delivery of the S 516 HD at the Setra Customer Centre. This was the first ComfortClass 500 touring coach to be delivered by Daimler AG's Ulm-based brand to the German state of Hesse.
  • Stuttgart/Husum, May 10, 2013 - Even as a small child Alfred Block loved watching Setra buses. Today the bus operator from Lower Saxony who runs "Block Busreisen" is himself the owner of a very special vehicle. The S 517 HD is the first touring coach in the new ComfortClass 500 series which the Ulm-based brand from Daimler AG in Stuttgart has delivered to North Germany and also the very first ComfortClass 500 3-axle model in Germany.
  • Stuttgart/Kiel, Mar 28, 2013 - The company "AK Touristik GmbH" is expanding its "2+1 Panoramabus®" concept with two new Setra S 416 HDH coaches. The Kiel-based travel operator took delivery of its first Setra TopClass 400 coach of this type last year and has now increased its fleet to include three of these luxury glass-roofed vehicles, each of which seats up to 30 passengers in comfort on Setra "Ambassador" seats arranged in a 2+1 configuration.
  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm, Dec 19, 2012 - Touring and transport company Sieke continues the modernisation of their fleet by purchasing five S 415 UL vehicles. After having received six ComfortClass 400 touring coaches in December last year and a double-decker S 431 DT from the TopClass 400 model series in March of this year, the end of 2012 was seen to be the right time for renewing the fleet of inter-city buses.
  • Neu-Ulm/Euskirchen, Dec 17, 2012 - During the handover ceremony in Neu-Ulm, the family-run business Omnibus und Reiseverkehr Laschke GmbH received two Mercedes-Benz Travego Edition 1 buses and a Setra S 416 GT HD from the ComfortClass 400 model series in front of a crowd of more than 150 invited guests and customers. The company from Euskirchen is therefore the first business in the entire Rhineland area to use touring coaches fitted with environmentally friendly Euro VI engines.
  • Stuttgart/Altenberg, Dec 12, 2012 - The slogan of the Upper Austrian bus company Neubauer is "Das Besondere ist unser Ziel" which roughly translates as "We're heading towards that special something" and the family business from Altenberg near Linz now has a very special bus for its tours. Company directors Regina and Erich Neubauer together with their son Christian received the S 411 HD from the TopClass 400 model series. The bus which was delivered to the small Alpine republic is the 750th vehicle of this type that Setra has produced.
  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm, Nov 29, 2012 - The German travel operator Schmetterling Reise- und Verkehrslogistik GmbH has recently expanded its fleet with the addition of 16 new Setra low-floor buses, type S 415 NF. This major order, for a total of 19 Setra MultiClass 400 rural-service buses - the biggest investment ever made by this small family-run business, based in the Franconian town of Geschwand - was triggered by the company winning the tender for a local public transport contract.
  • Stuttgart/Paris, Aug 27, 2012 - France's state-owned railway company SNCF is launching a new business model that relies on the use of comfortable touring coaches – and thus on the Setra brand. The 26 new vehicles of the ComfortClass 400 S 416 GT-HD model will be linking the major cities of Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and London from 23 July 2012
  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm, Mar 22, 2012 - The Ulm-based bus and coach brand Setra has delivered its 100th new vehicle since 1999 to Latvia. The Setra S 415 UL was handed over to the bus operator "Talsu Autotransports" together with a second S 415 UL from the MultiClass 400 series. The two buses from the current generation of Setra inter-urban vehicles are equipped with 49 seats. With integrated service sets, double-glazing, adjustable backrests on the "Route" seats, air conditioning, a destination display and a pushchair space opposite the centre entry, they meet all the requirements of the Latvian transport ministry.
  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm, Jan 25, 2012 - Belgian coach operator Voyages Léonard is giving its fleet of vehicles a facelift with 17 Setra TopClass touring coaches. The coaches form part of an order for a total of 32 new vehicles which the Sales-Lentz Group has placed with the Daimler brand. Luxembourg's largest bus company became the Belgian tour operator's new owner in January 2011.
  • Stuttgart/St. Gallen, Nov 17, 2011 - The delivery of an S 415 GT-HD at the end of October was a special cause for celebration for the company Gebrüder Ebneter AG in the Swiss town of St. Gallen. The Setra ComfortClass coach was the 50th new vehicle from the production line in Neu-Ulm to come to the long-established, family-run company. With the arrival of this latest two-axle model the tour operator, currently run by the third generation of the same family, now operates a total of nine buses from the Daimler brand.
  • Stuttgart/Ulm, Nov 2, 2011 - Following the start of series production in Neu-Ulm, in southern Germany, the first buses in the new Setra ComfortClass S 407 have been delivered to two major US bus operators. Seven buses made by the Ulm-based brand, part of the Daimler AG Group, went to the Martz Group of bus operating companies in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The company offers both tour and scheduled services throughout the United States and Canada. Two of the new buses were also delivered to "Dattco" in New Britain, in the US State of Connecticut.
  • Neu-Ulm, May 13, 2011 - In the 125th year after the invention of the automobile by Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler, an internationally recognized bus brand is also celebrating its anniversary: Setra Bus in Ulm is turning 60. “Setra’s success is demonstrated by the fact that the brand has been best in class for the past 60 years,” said Hartmut Schick, Head of Daimler Buses, during the run-up to the big anniversary celebration.
  • Neu-Ulm/Istanbul, Mar 23, 2011 - Setra has won a major contract from the country on the Bosporus, with Turkish bus operator Metro placing an order for 50 new Setra S 416 GT-HD/2 coaches in Neu-Ulm. A Setra partner since 2002, this major customer based in Istanbul is thereby increasing the number of Setra coaches in its fleet to 214. The two-axle Setra ComfortClass 400 vehicles will be delivered from late May to early June of this year.
  • Neu-Ulm/Istanbul, Mar 3, 2011 - Turkish company Varan Turizm has reinforced its long-standing and loyal relationship with the Ulm-based bus brand Setra through the acquisition of its 250th touring coach since 1984. The milestone vehicle, a twin-axle Setra S 416 GT-HD, is part of an order for a total of 15 such vehicles which are scheduled for delivery over the course of the coming weeks. Five of the ComfortClass 400 coaches were handed over to company owner Enis Pekuysal at the Setra Customer Centre in Neu-Ulm by Lothar Holder, Director of Sales for Setra buses and coaches at EvoBus GmbH.
  • Neu-Ulm/Weilburg, Dec 15, 2010 - With the acquisition of 15 Setra model S 415 UL rural service buses, Hessian company “Medenbach traffic” carried out the largest investment in its 50-year-long company history, thus underscoring the great trust it has for many years placed in this brand of the Daimler AG group.
  • Neu-Ulm/Belluno (Veneto region), Oct 6, 2010 - The 2000th Setra super high-decker (HDH) model from the TopClass 400 range of touring coaches has been handed over by Lothar Holder, Head of Setra Bus and Coach Sales at EvoBus GmbH, to Dr Pierdomenico Gnes, President of Dolomiti Bus S.p.A., Belluno. Speaking on the occasion of the handover of the landmark coach at the EvoBus Customer Centre in Neu-Ulm, Lothar Holder highlighted the importance of associating the requirements of an efficient and well-known bus and coach operating company with the quality and capabilities of the vehicle manufacturer.
  • Neu-Ulm, Germany, Apr 29, 2010 - With the addition of an S 415 GT HD coach to its fleet, Slovenian tour operator “Street Tour” has acquired a very special vehicle. The Setra ComfortClass 400 touring coach is the 50th new vehicle since 1998 to be supplied to this Central European country by Daimler Buses’ Ulm-based brand.
  • Strasbourg / Neu-Ulm, Oct 26, 2009 - The supreme administrative authority (Conseil General) of the French department of Bas-Rhin (capital: Strasbourg) has placed a major order for Setra regular rural-service buses in France. 52 vehicles of the Setra MultiClass 400 line offering 51, 59 and 65 seats and measuring 12 m, 14 m and 15 m in length will be delivered in Strasbourg by the end of October.
  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm, Feb 27, 2009 - The Swiss company PostBus has accepted delivery of its 500th Setra bus. The delivery of the milestone vehicle, an S 412 UL of the MultiClass 400 series, is a high point of a partnership between the Swiss bus service operator and the Ulm-based bus brand that has proven its strength for more than 30 years.
  • Neu-Ulm, Dec 16, 2008 - Setra Buses and Coaches, a Daimler brand, has delivered its first touring coach with Active Brake Assist (ABA). The bus company "Reisedienst Bölck" took delivery of the S 416 HDH model from the new TopClass 400 range at the Setra Customer Centre in Neu-Ulm, Germany.
  • Neu-Ulm, Jun 11, 2008 - At the start of June, the Setra Bus and Coach unit - a Daimler brand - supplied the 10,000th coach from the Setra 400 series. The milestone vehicle was one of a batch of five S 416 GT-HD/2 models to be handed over to Varan Turizm at the Setra Customer Centre in Neu-Ulm by the Chairman of Daimler Buses, Harald Landmann.
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